A smartwatch is a wearable computing device marketed as more than a cell phone. With a smartwatch a user could have access to news, weather, sports, stocks, horoscopes, email and more. Smartwatches are designed to network and integrate with other personal devices through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. They’re meant to provide alerts for messages and call alerts, but don’t necessarily possess the capability to make or receive calls.
Apple Watch has gone on sale worldwide online and in Apple Stores. The smartwatch features a maximum 18-hour battery life and MagSafe ‘wireless’ induction charger. Prices range from $349
Samsung Gear S2
The battery life is better than most rivals; we’ve used Android Wear watches day to day, and Samsung’s smartwatch beats these hands down. Price range from $299.99.
Moto 360 2
The Moto 360 2 comes in two sizes – 42mm and 46mm (two different sized displays: 1.37 or 1.56-inch) – in fact, it’s three sizes if you count the different band sizes on offer. Price range from $299.99.
Tag Heuer Connected
In November, TAG Heuer announced its first smartwatch, the $1,500 Carrera Connected, in conjunction with Google and Intel. Introduced by the outspoken Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer, the watch has been a year in the making.
Asus ZenWatch 2
Asus has announced the second generation of ZenWatch which comes in two different sizes. It sports an AMOLED display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and are powered by a Qualcomm Processor. Price range from $149.
Ultra-thin GPS smartwatch with a sunlight-readable, high-resolution color touchscreen. Battery charge lasts through all your activities with up to 3 weeks in watch/activity tracking mode or up to 10 hours using GPS. Price range from $249.99.
Huawei Watch preorders started for the stainless steel and black models in the U.S. on September 2. Price range from $349.
Pebble Time Steel
The biggest update to the device itself is the new 1.25-inch colour e-paper screen. Pebble says the Time will still be easily visible outdoor and because power consumption is minimised compared to the OLED and LCDs used by Android Wear devices, that’s how Pebble is able to keep that week long battery life intact. Price range from $199.
Sony Smart Watch 3
The sports styling make it perfect for a weekend jog, and while the screen is a little dull compared to some of its rivals, the latest Android Wear update means it can pair with wireless headphones for beats on the go. The Steel edition adds a touch of class to the smartwatch that we at Wearable agree offers the most bang for your smartwatch buck. Price range from $249.
LG Watch Urbane
There’s no missing the Urbane, whether it’s the silver or gold model you’re sporting; that fully round bezel is seriously eye- and light-catching. It’s a smartwatch that looks like a traditional timepiece, and unlike the more premium-looking Urbane LTE, with its classic watch shape and extra physical buttons, the regular Urbane looks much more fashionable and feminine. Price range from $349.